• Tide Pools and Great Walks for Kids Scientists

    Who says that spending time by the water is limited to sun and surf? How about exploring a science project by the ocean, complete with tide pools and tutors who...
  • A Trail by the Rails

    Some communities are just that lucky: Two accessible train stations, 2.3 miles of beautifully constructed walking and biking trail, and 11 — yes, 11 — beaches. In this case this...
  • Birders’ Paradise

    Walking outdoors holds many surprises, not the least of them discovering the magical sides of nature all around us. Located on the Pacific Flyway, the Ormond Beach Bird Refuge hosts...
  • Walking Nature: Palos Verdes

    Palos Verdes Peninsula is home to fascinating natural history: If we dug straight down we’d run into everything from sharks teeth, fish scales, whale bones, mammoths, and saber tooth cats,...
  • Newport Beach: Hanging Out at the Pier

    Walkable communities are essential to create healthy neighborhoods. Walking by the ocean provides the added benefits of fresh air and cooler climate while moving and exercising in sunlight. The Balboa...
  • Heading to the Border

    What’s more relaxing than walking in nature? A nature preserve called the Border Field State Park in San Diego, near the Mexican border offers classic sandy beaches, a major river...
  • Art and Nature on Foot

    Laguna Beach in Southern California is a uniquely walkable community and is committed to remain so: In the midst of a lucrative real estate boom, Laguna Beach opted to retain...
  • Hermosa Beach Walker

    Building a sidewalk or a bike path is crucial to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists alike. It’s hard to imagine Hermosa Beach without its famous path, The Strand....
  • Beach Walking for all Ages

    Beach Walking is great exercise – in this video we learn about a group of senior citizens who use the scenic boardwalk in Manhattan Beach, California to stay in shape...
  • Ocean Discovery Institute for Kids

    Founded in 1999 to help fill in gaps in science education, the non-profit Ocean Discovery Institute sees about 6,000 students participate in their free programs each year. As its name...

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Walkable and Livable Communities Institute: People in Wheelchairs are Pedestrians Too!

My nephew, Christopher, is one half of a fraternal twin set. He was born two minutes and thirty seconds prior to his sister. Other than their genders, the other difference between the two siblings is that Christopher was born with Cerebral Palsy. Although the disease has impacted him having the proper use of his legs,…

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Rethinking Exercise as a Source of Immediate Rewards

I was going to skip my daily swim the other morning. I had already walked three miles with a friend and taken my dog to the park for his exercise. I was really tired, my back was sore, I had a column to write and lots to do around the house. But I knew from…

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Walking in Las Vegas, Nevada (2015)

In mid-July 2015, my travels took me to Las Vegas to attend a meeting of the Medical Advisory Board for the National Basketball Association (NBA). I was asked to serve on this newly formed Advisory Board that is concerned with NBA player’s health. The focus of the board will be on proper injury prevention and…

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